Michael L. SchultzPartner
MIKE SCHULTZ is a problem solver who concentrates his practice on advising and representing commercial and residential policyholders in high risk, high value disputes over insurance claims and claim handling. He frequently litigates complex insurance cases involving claims of breach of the insurance agreements and bad faith by insurance companies, as well as claims against third parties responsible for personal injuries and property damage. Mike also has litigated extensively in the areas of employment law, civil rights, toxic torts, unincorporated associations, and general contract and property disputes. Mike is also experienced representing the firm’s electric generation and transmission and rural distribution cooperatives and serves as general counsel for one of the largest rural electric cooperatives in the state. Mike lectures frequently on insurance litigation matters and has presented extensively on federal employment law compliance. He represents clients in both state and federal appeals and has presented oral arguments before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Mike is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, all federal district courts in Indiana, the Indiana Supreme Court and in all Indiana state courts, and is regularly engaged to assist clients in other jurisdictions. He has extensive trial experience, including civil jury trials and bench trials in insurance, employment, civil rights, property damage and business matters.
J.D., Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, 1997
B.S., The University of South Dakota, 1991
Presidential Alumni Scholar, magna cum laude
Member: Phi Beta Kappa, American College of Coverage Counsel, Indiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association, Electric Cooperative Bar Association, American Association for Justice. Advisory Board Chair (former) Boone County United Way. Boone County’s representative, Board of the United Way of Central Indiana.
Current president of the board of directors of the Indianapolis Opera. Past president of the board of directors of React, formerly Young Actors Theatre.
National speaker on commercial & business litigation, with a particular focus on bad faith insurance practices, policyholder litigation, and risk mitigation. Speaker at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Workplace Law Seminars and on topics of Title VII discrimination/retaliation, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, GINA and other statutes at seminars in Texas, Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina and Indiana.